Slumberjack Overland 10 Tent is a 3-room 3-season tunnel type tent with many windows and steel-aluminum poles, with a good packed size, designed for hunters and for groups.
Key features & benefits
- 3-room structure.
- 5 mesh windows.
- Reasonable price.
- Singe layer tunnel structure.
What type of tent is this
The Overland 10 Tent is a part of their series which also includes an 8-person version. So what you have here is a 3-room tunnel-type structure with a single entry door. Note that the rooms are real here, with sewn-in walls and with huge inner doors with zippers. Each of the side rooms is big enough for a queen size bed.
The tent is a single layer construction, this makes the setup easy but it is necessary to ventilate it properly to avoid condensation. It is not freestanding, you have to stake it down, start from the back, then add the poles and then expand it like an accordion and stake the remaining sections after that, there are 26 stakes in the package for the job. Finally, fix all the guylines in place, you have them 11.
Who is it for
Space-wise, the tent is with the declared capacity of 10 people. Now, the total area is 169 ft² (15.7 m²), so the area per person is quite modest. See the floor plan and what they suggest for using the rooms:
The tent certainly can accommodate such a number of people, and they have used the backpacking principle for its capacity. This is fine because they describe it as hunting tent and the capacity sounds reasonable for such a use.
But if used for camping, I would downgrade this to 6 people maximum. In this case, the central room would serve as a great living area and the two side rooms would be for parents on one side and for kids on the other side. The tent is also great for two couples, and it can be used as a basecamp tent as well.
Seasons-wise, the tent is with a rather modest waterproof rating, but it is fully enclosed and with strong poles. So I have no doubt that you will have a full protection in a 3-season use. I have seen people asking about winter use, and I do not think this is a tent for such a use.
Climate-wise, it looks much more suitable for a cooler climate than for a warm one; the only mesh here is on the windows. But I would not put it in the category of the tents for cold weather camping that either have PVC windows or are built with insulation or have such a design that you can use a stove inside. So it is somewhere in between.
Weight-wise, when you compare it with other 10-person tents (see the comparison table below), you realize it is lightweight, although indeed you have 26 lb 8 oz (12 kg) here. Its packed size (L x D) is 26.5 x 10.25 inches (67 x 26 cm) and this is remarkable for such a big tent. So do not plan to carry it yourself, but it is very suitable for transportation in the car and perhaps even on a motorbike.
The construction & materials
This is an enclosed design without mesh except on the windows. The floor is fully sewn-in and sealed. The shell is 66D polyester with 1200 mm waterproof rating and the floor is the same denier but with 1500 mm. So the fabric durability is reasonable for the fly but far from impressive for the floor, and the waterproofness is quite modest. All seams are taped, so this all should be quite enough for most of the situations in a 3-season use.
You have them five; four of them for the main arches and this is a combination of steel and aluminum, while one fiberglass pole is used for the brim above the door. Note that the poles are pre-bent for an easy setup and for extra volume. So there is nothing one could object here.
The windows & doors
There are 5 windows and all are the double-layer type, with mesh and with panels equipped with zippers so you can open them as you wish. I wonder why they positioned them so high, you do not have any views with such a design.
There is only one entry door, not a great design for such a large tent with three rooms. But it is very wide and tall. Note that there is no zipper on the bottom, it is hard to understand why this is so. It is also without mesh and I find this really disappointing. The two inner doors are also huge and they have mesh sections in the upper parts.
The tent has low and high vents in both side rooms, positioned on the narrow sides of the tent. The inner doors are with large mesh sections in the upper parts only. All the windows are with mesh so you should be able to have air flow in many directions. But the situation may not be so great when it is raining and you have to keep all the windows closed.
Though you have the brim above the entry door and you can keep the door unzipped in the upper part even when it is raining. This will create extra air circulation.
- There are small pockets for storage on the sides of each of the rooms, pretty small for such a big tent.
- You have multiple hanging elements for lanterns and for gear.
Please see a bit more in this promotion video by Slumberjack:
Good and less good features & rating
Here is my short summary:
- Very tall tent.
- Large doors.
- Good price.
- Nice brim above the entry door.
- Small area for the declared capacity.
- Only one entry door.
- No mesh on the entry door.
The price & rating
As of the moment of writing this text, the Amazon price for this tent is $316, and this means $20 per square meters. I think this is more than reasonable for such a tent. There are some reports by customers and the average rating is 4.1/5. See how I rate it:
- Type: tunnel tent.
- Capacity: 10 people.
- Weight: 26 lb 8 oz (12 kg).
- Dimensions: 228 x 107 in (579 x 272 cm).
- Area: 169 ft² (15.7 m²).
- Area per person: 16.9 ft² (1.57 m²).
- Peak height: 75 in (191 cm).
- Packed size (L x D): 26.5 x 10.25 in (67 x 26 cm).
Slumberjack Overland 10 Tent vs Competitors
In the table below I give the Overland 10 tent side by side with two other tents with the same capacity. Those are built in a different style and I give them on purpose to see what other types of tents can offer. Please follow the links to read more, they offer some features which you do not have in the Overland 10 tent.
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
Weight, lb (kg)
Floor size, sq ft (sq m)
Peak height, in (cm)
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Dark Rest 10
Payable Every Year
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In the summary of this Slumberjack Overland 10 Tent review, I would say that this is a very functional tent, the packed size is great, it is easy to use and the price looks reasonable to me. There are a few details which do not look great, like the thin floor fabric, a moderate waterproofness, the absence of mesh on the entry door. Also, ignore the declared capacity and downgrade the number of users.
If you need to see some more options in this size range, please check in the category Tents for 9 & 1o people here in the site. Check also my list of 10-person tents. If you want a canvas tent, please check this extraordinary Jet Tent F25DX 10 tent.
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